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apprentice" where i use such a terrible and disgusting word as stated by wacky omarosa. i don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have. >> the tweet capping off the day. he retweeted his former lawyer michael cohen, who, of course, secretly recorded the president. many in the white house are bracing for omarosa for more recordings. the back and forth with omarosa and the white house is drawing a long time favorite tactic of the president. nondisclosure agreements. we have kaitlan collins with more. >> reporter: dave and christine, a week ago, the white house strategy was to not respond to the claims in omarosa's new book, but the president went through that when he tweeted multiple times about omarosa calling her a wacko. saying she was vicious and disliked by white house colleagues and skipping white house meetings and work all together. adding he kept her around because she said nice things about him. someone who made $180,000 of taxpayer funded money.
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the president said he did have omarosa sign a nondisclosure agreement. she later said she did not sign the white house nda. >> i never signed the draconian nda. which they presented to me when i walked in the white house. i knew from my prior time of working for the white house, i worked for the clintons prior, this was not something acceptable. >> reporter: her recordings of the conversations with john kelly and president trump have created the sense of paranoia in the west wing. when she was about to leave last december, her colleagues suspected she was recording conversations and now the fears seem to have come to light. omarosa is promising she has more recordings and if the white house retaliates against her, she may publish them. dave and christine. when president trump signed the john s. mccain act on monday, he forgot to thank one member of congress.
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john s. mccain. the president thanked several other lawmakers and long list of public thank yous. he made no mention of the bill's namesake. he is currently home in arizona being treated for brain cancer. take a look at the comment from the senator's former chief of staff. for those asking did i expect trump to be a blank today. no more than i expect it to be monday. later in the day, the president took a swipe at mccain at a new york campaign event. >> i would have gotten rid of everything, but as you know, one of our senators said thumb's down at 2:00 in the morning. >> he is talking about health care repeal of the affordable care act. the john s. mccain authorization act represents a $16 billion increase in authorized funding for the pentagon. some breaking news. a number of pedestrians injured after a man crashed into his car outside of britain's parliament. police say counterterrorism
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officials are leading the investigation. the driver detained by officers at the scene. officers do not believe the injured suffered life threatening injuries. we will bring you more as it comes in. the fbi defending the decision to fire peter strzok. the agent whose anti-trump texts are fueling the conspiracy claims. the fbi deputy director making the decision to terminate strzok after the office ruled he should face suspension and demotion. the deputy director has the authority to review and modify discipline findings in the best interest of the fbi. strzok's lawyer believes the deputy director had the power, but not the right to fire his client. >> we had agreement with the fbi, opr, office of professional responsibility, which is their main caretaker that pete would
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get a 60-day suspension and demotion. the last minute, it was countered by the higher ups. he was fired. we were surprised. >> president doing gloating on twitter. calling strzok a quote total fraud. strzok is deeply saddened by the decision to fire him and tweeted a link to a go fund me account to cover legal bills. strzok's firing sparking family drama. denouncing his father bob goodlatt. the virginia congress member. the republican lawmakers chaired a house committee meeting where strzok endured personal attacks. >> bobby tweeting i'm embarrassed that peter strzok's career was ruined by my father's political grandstanding. that was a low point in congress. thank you for your service, sir. you are a patriot. the retiring congress member's venture capitalist's son said he gave the maximum allowed for jennifer lewis who is running
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for goodlatt's open seat in november. >> referring to his nephew as a political immigrant. in a scathing editorial, david gloser says this about is steven miller about immigration. if my nephew's ideas would have been enforced a century ago, my family would have been wiped on out. >> he is talking about the fact his relative fled belarus to the united states. it was america's immigration policies to allow the family to survive. glosser will appear on "new day" at 7:30 a.m. voters head to the polls in wisconsin, connecticut and vermont. senator tammy baldwin and leah vokmeer and kevin wilson are
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trying to convince voters they are most like president trump. she is under fire from her opponent, a former democrat, for denouncing then candidate trump during the primary. also on the ballot is eight democrats looking to oust scott walker who is seeking a third term. aretha franklin's health is failing. a source close to the queen of soul telling cnn's don lemon she is receiving hospice care in her home. the singer has been dogged by reports of illness in recent years and appeared frail in recent photos. she has kept her struggles private. earlier this year, she canceled performances on doctor's orders. a tribute to franklin at the beyonce concert in detroit. tens of thousands singing along to franklin's music. her career spanned six decades.
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instability. the nato ally faces u.s. sanctions. erdogan opposes raising interest rates and fuelling inflatioinfl. second climbing u.s. interest rates makes the dollar more attractive. when the dollar was cheap, turkey borrowed heavily. now the dollar is stronger, turkey has soaring debt payments. that will hurt foreign banks with exposure to turkey. fears sent global stocks. it hit currencies of other countries. south africa and argentina and mexico and indonesia. the biggest concern is the turkey financial problems could spread. there is historical precedent. in 1997, a financial crisis in east asia. it setoff a financial crisis there. >> what is turkey's president erdogan going to do about all this? let's ask arwa damon live in istanbul with more. good morning, arwa.
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it appears he is taking aim at u.s. electronics for starters. >> reporter: yeah, he is. quite a fiery speech given the party's 17th year anniversary. president uderdogan saying we wl boycott u.s. electronics. we will produce better quality here and export it. the first is the iphone and other mac products. if they have the iphone, samsung is trying to state turkey consumers have other options. what does this mean? we don't know at this stage. this does seem to be along the lines of turkey's president and governments trying to rally the nation against what they are basically calling an economic war being waged on them by the united states. if you remember just last week after president trump tweeted they will double tariffs on
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turkey steel and aluminum, the turkey lira took a nose dive. that is reaction to turkey refusing to release the american pastor which turkey accuses of having links to terrorism. we have seen the relationship with the two countries significantly snowball. that being said, turkish lira losing power. we saw america dealing it a death blow causing the turkey's president saying america was stabbing a nato ally in the back. >> arwa damon, thank you. a new mexico judge granting bail to five accused of child abuse at the makeshift compound as they face stunning allegations. the judge saying prosecutors failed to prove the defendants pose a danger to the community. prosecutors tried to demonstrate that one took a series of gun classes in 2015.
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they introduced a letter to his brother and instructing him to quote die as a martyr. >> the district attorney claiming they brought the children from georgia to new mexico to perform rituals on his son. a teenager rescued from the compound saying that boy suffered from epilepsy and died during the ritual. >> we live in a country with religious freedom. if these people were white or christian, nobody would bat an eye or praying over a body or touching a body and quoting scripture. when black muslims do it? >> all the defendants have pleaded not guilty. surviving children are now in state custody. a firefighter died monday battling the mendocino complex fire. his name has not been released. authorities say a probe into his death is under way.
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firefighters are gaining ground on a dozen fires burning across the state. at last check, the holy fire was 59% contained. >> ryan zinke and sonny perdue are touring the carr fire. zinke blaming everything but climate change is due to the fires. heavy rain and flash flooding in the northeast. this drone video shows the swollen lehigh river in pennsylvania a few miles from a rescued. we have pedram javaheri with the latest on the weather. >> good morning, dave and christine. rain to go around over the next couple days. in particular, we have a disturbance across the northeast and with it additional flooding risk here. the concern for central new york and certainly in new england as well with heavy rainfall. you know what has happened in
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performed at three presidential inaugurations. -- inaugurations. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. president trump refuting one of omarosa manigault newman's most damning charges there is an out-take from "the apprentice" where he uses the "n" word repeatedly. the president tweeting that the producer of the show called to say there are no tapes of "the apprentice" where i use such a terrible and disgusting word as stated by deranged and wacky omarosa. i don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have. >> the tweet capping off the day. he retweeted his former lawyer michael cohen, who, of course, secretly recorded the president. many in the white house are bracing for omarosa for more recordings. this all casts a spotlight on the favorite tactic used by the president. nondisclosure agreements. we have kaitlan collins with
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more. >> reporter: dave and christine, a week ago, the white house strategy was to not respond to the claims in omarosa's new book, but the president went through that when he tweeted multiple times about omarosa calling her a wacko. saying she was vicious and disliked by white house colleagues and skipping white house meetings and work all together. adding he kept her around because she said nice things about him. someone who made $180,000 of taxpayer funded money. he did have omarosa sign a nondisclosure agreement. she later said she did not sign the white house nda. >> i never signed the draconian nda. which they presented to me when i walked in the white house. i knew from my prior time of working for the white house, i worked for the clintons prior, this was not something acceptable. >> reporter: her recordings of the conversations with john kelly and president trump have created the sense of paranoia in
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the west wing. when she was about to leave last december, her colleagues suspected she was recording conversations and now the fears seem to have come to light. omarosa is promising she has more recordings and if the white house retaliates against her, she may publish them. dave and christine. >> kaitlan collins at the white house. thank you. >> joining us this morning is harry enten. he is leaving here to go to get "unhinged." >> people still read books on paper? i'm sorry. >> what do we make of this? i know it is gossip for tabloids. he has known omarosa for 15 years. he hired her over and over again. omarosa's on record saying this about president trump. >> every critic, every detractor
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will have to bow down to president trump. >> no woman problem for him? >> you know, donald trump has an authentic problem. he is too real for the republican party. >> everyone has a credibility problem. >> i don't know who to believe. this is the nuttiest thing. you take donald trump and fact checkers point out he says many things that are untrue. you bring in someone else who says things that are more untrue. it is i guess i believe president trump here insofar as we have documented proof that omarosa said things in her book that are not true. it is not just trump refuting it. frank lund said he said she said. >> president trump made over 4,000 false or untrue statements according to "the washington
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post." >> no one has credibility here. it should be pointed out that president trump hired her and brought her into the white house. >> giving her the top white house salary. >> only the best people. >> because she says nice things about him. >> we throw our hands up. >> let's talk about the primary state. voters are going to the polls and casting votes. i want to talk about wisconsin. the senate races. tammy baldwin. kev kevin nicholson. and what is so important for wisconsin today? >> look, likely to win that nomination. she has the endorsement from the state party. that is a tell-tale sign. to me what is interesting about the republican side of the aisle is trying to attach yourself to trump which is what they are trying to do and recognize his
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policies toward harley-davidson are not helpful to the state. that is a tough balancing act. >> some democrats try to pivot the president's attacks on harley-davidson. they are pivoting saying the president is attacking harley workers and our state in his trade policies which is hurting the upper midwest which is an area that helped get him elected. >> that is right. if you look at the polls on the screen that showed the match up with baldwin and nicholson, you see baldwin is ahead. we have seen donald trump's approval ratings in the state have fallen over the past few months. to me, when you combine that, it suggests a very tough road that those republican candidates would have in the general election. >> president trump is a factor in just about every district and state in the country. so, too, is nancy pelosi. it is because republicans have featured her in every ad in every state. she fired back about the notion
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of getting rid of her as a speaker if they take the house on msnbc. >> i know nbc has been on a jag of this is a priority to undermine my prospect as speaker. putting that aside, i have not asked one person for a vote. i haven't asked a candidate or incumbent for a vote. what is important and i know better than anybody how important it is to win this election. >> what are the numbers suggesting about how central a factor she is in races from coast to coast? >> her approval ratings are not good nationally. da disapprovals are ahead of the approv approvals. the "nbc annud wall street journal" poll shows many will not likely back her. this is a midterm election. those are about the president of the united states. they are referendums of the
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president. what republicans are trying to do when they bring up nancy pelosi is turn it into a choice. i looked at approval ratings in midterms since 1994. there is no relation with the end result. it is the president's approval rating that matters. >> no one will walk into the booth and vote against the future speaker of the house. >> it is a hypothetical versus the president known by everybody. if you look at the poll after poll after poll is the president and if you like him or dislike him. >> harry, nice to see you. run out and get that book. breaking news. counterterrorism police investigating after a man crashed his car outside britain parliament. several people were hurt. driver was detained at the scene. officers do not believe the injuries are life threatening. the prime minister theresa may
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says her thoughts are with those injured. when president trump signed the john s. mccain act on monday, he forgot to thank one member of congress. john s. mccain. the president thanked several other lawmakers and long list of public thank yous. he made no mention of the bill's namesake. take a look at this comment from the former chief of staff. for those asking did i expect trump to be a blank today. no more than i expect it to be monday. >> later in the day, the president took a swipe at mccain at a new york campaign event. >> i would have gotten rid of everything, but as you know, one of our senators said thumb's down at 2:00 in the morning. >> that repeal of obamacare. the john s. mccain authorization act represents a $16 billion increase in authorized funding for the pentagon. the fbi defending the decision to fire peter strzok. the agent whose anti-trump texts are fuelling the conspiracy
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theory. the deputy director fired strzok. the fbi deputy director making the decision to terminate strzok after the office ruled he should face suspension and demotion. the deputy director has the authority to review and modify discipline findings in the best interest of the fbi. strzok's lawyer believes the deputy director had the power, but not the right to fire his client. >> we had agreement with the fbi, opr, office of professional responsibility, which is their main caretaker that pete would get a 60-day suspension and demotion. the last minute, it was countered by the higher ups. he was fired. we were surprised. >> the president calling strzok a total fraud on twitter. strzok is deeply saddened by the decision to fire him and tweeted a link to a go fund me account to cover legal bills. strzok's firing sparking family drama.
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she appeared frail in recent photos. earlier this year, she canceled a pair of performances on doctor's orders. >> make some noise for aretha. >> a tribute to franklin at beyon beyonce's concert. tens of thousands singing along to her music. she got her start singing in the detroit church where her father was the minister. she performed at three inaugurations. clinton, carter and obama. president george w. bush awarded her the medal of freedom in 2005. "new day" is ten minutes away. erica hill has the latest. >> top of the hour, we are releasing new cnn polling with very interesting numbers. in terms of the mueller investigation. not only how americans feel about it, but how important they think it is when it comes to the midterms and new numbers as well
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on the president's approval rating. something in the poll for everyone. we will see how they spin it t later in the day. we will present it unfiltered. thank you. >> let's get a check of cnn money. currency crisis in turkey as the li a l lira hits lows. turkey's lira fell 10%. it is down 40% this year. the concern overture -- concerns over turkey's economic instability. inflation is rising. second climbing u.s. interest rates makes the dollar more attractive. when the dollar was cheap, turkey borrowed heavily. now the dollar is stronger, turkey has soaring debt payments. that will hurt foreign banks with exposure to turkey. particularly in europe. we will see if they rebound
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and the scene in new mexico. judge granting bail to five accused of child abuse at the makeshift compound as they face stunning al glegationsallegatio. the prosecutors failed to pose a danger to the community of the suspects. they tried to demonstrate the threat of one taking gun classes in georgia in 2015 and they introduced a letter to his brother and instructing him to quote die as a martyr. >> the district attorney claimed the suspects brought the children from florida to new mexico to perform rituals. a teen rescued said the boy who suffered from epilepsy died during the ritual. the prosecutors say they are judging the clients based on race and religious. >> we live in a country of religious freedom. if they were white or christian, nobody could bat an eye or praying over a body or touching a body and quoting scripture. when black muslims do it? there is something nefarious.
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>> officers found the body of the child buried there at the compound. all of the defendants have pleaded not guilty. the surviving children are in state custody. the firefighter died on monday battling the largest fire in california history. the fire fighter's name is not released, but from utah. authorities said the probe into his death is under way. the firefighters are gaining ground on the fires across the state. the holy fire is 59% contained. a high profile stand your ground case in florida. a man who fatally shot a man who pushed him to the ground outside a convenience store is now facing manslaughter charges and will appear in court today. michael drejka was initially cleared in the case. the prosecutor stepped in to overrule the sheriff citing surveillance video. the family of the man so the and
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killed says the charges give a measure of hope. a utah man is dead after crashing a plane into his house. it happened within minutes of the man being arrested on domestic violence charges on monday. he was formally charged after midnight and returning home to get belongings. police say he was arguing with his wife to the point that someone called 911. upon returning home, he apparently went to his company's plane. investigators are hoping to find missing college student mollie tibbetts. the web site has been launched to help jog the public's memory and provide tips. police have received 1,500 tips and conducted 500 interviews. the reward is $336,000. grammy winning musician john
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ledge ledgend pushing for legislation reform. louisiana is one of two states who can prosecute and convict to be sent to prison. the state asking voters if they support a constitutional amendment for unanimous jury cases. legend writing it is time to come together and reject prejudice and build a future which everyone is valued. this ballot question is about giving louisiana her voice back. the other state is oregon. comics diving in omarosa's released white house recordings. listen. >> confirmed that he is truly a racist. >> this is huge. this is huge, john. finally. we didn't know. finally we have proof.
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that the guy who refused to rent to black ten eants said a nazi klan rally had fine people and called africa a bleep hole. >> the white house said nobody ever made a recording in that room. that you know about. and trying to keep her quiet by offering her $180,000 in hush money. stormy daniels said what did she have to do for the extra $50,000? >> omarosa manigault newman played a reporting of the conversation with chief of staff john kelly in the situation room which is the most secure area of the west wing. well, the second most secure. of the west wipg. >> cringe. all right. thanks for joining us. >> "new day" starts right now. we'll see you tomorrow. i am going to blow the whistle on a lot of this. >> clearly am rosa is in a
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desperate situation. i really do feel sorry for her. >> it's unthinkable that would happen. >> how many people have this type of blackmail against a president? ♪ >> he did want to stay. he loved the bureau. >> the text message and e-mails were not of sound judgment. >> they destroyed his reputation and now they destroyed his career. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alyson camerota and john berman. >> welcome to your viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is new day, tuesday, 6:00 in new york. alisyn is off and erica hill joins me. what's your favorite show? >> i'm a big fan of "fixer upper". >> they're both different than what's going on. there's an escalating battle overnight between two former reality stars. really it must be sweeps.

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